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Gun Found At Lakeland Highlands Middle School Brought By 13 Yr Old

Lakeland, Florida- On Thursday, January 5, a Lakeland Police school resource officer assigned to Lakeland Highlands Middle School was contacted shortly before 3 PM by a member of the school’s administration about a possible firearm in a backpack. A search confirmed a handgun was inside the bag. The bag was found to belong to a 13-year-old student who later admitted to having the gun on campus.

The student was arrested and taken to JAC (the Juvenile Assessment Center), charged with possessing a firearm on school grounds. During the investigation, it was also discovered the student had posted a photo of the gun on social media.

 

Additional law enforcement was on campus Friday morning in an abundance of caution.

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